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A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics (Paperback, 6th Edition): David Crystal A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics (Paperback, 6th Edition)
David Crystal
R694 Discovery Miles 6 940 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

David Crystal's "A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics" has long been the standard single-volume reference for its field. Now available in its sixth edition, it has been revised and updated to reflect the latest terms in the field.
Includes in excess of 5,100 terms, grouped into over 3,000 entries
Coverage reflects recommendations by a team of experts in phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics, making it exceptionally comprehensive
Incorporates new ideas stemming from the minimalist program
Contains a separate table of abbreviations and table of symbols, along with an updated International Phonetic Alphabet
Updates entries to reflect the way established terms are now perceived in light of changes in the field, providing a unique insight into the historical development of linguistics
Remains the standard single-volume reference for the field of linguistics and phonetics.

Best Bible Books - New Testament Resources (Paperback): John Glynn Best Bible Books - New Testament Resources (Paperback)
John Glynn; Edited by MIchael H. Burer
R697 Discovery Miles 6 970 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Reviews of the best New Testament commentaries and reference books for every purpose and library. There are thousands of excellent resources in the field of New Testament studies. But which tools are best for sermon preparation, topical study, research, or classroom study? In Best Bible Books, the authors review and recommend hundreds of books, saving pastors, students, and scholars time, effort, and money. Glynn and Burer examine commentaries on every book of the New Testament, describing their approach, format, and usability; they then rank them on a scale of good, better, and best. Other chapters survey special studies for each New Testament book as well as books in related disciplines such as historical background, language resources, and hermeneutics. Also included are helpful chapters on building a must-have personal library, and identifying books that comprise the ultimate New Testament commentary collection. This is an indispensable resource for any serious student of the Bible.

The Apple Photos Book for Photographers (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Derrick Story The Apple Photos Book for Photographers (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Derrick Story
R629 R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Save R189 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Great Book of Hemp - The Complete Guide to the Commercial, Medicinal and Psychotropic Uses of the World's Most... The Great Book of Hemp - The Complete Guide to the Commercial, Medicinal and Psychotropic Uses of the World's Most Extraordinary Plant (Paperback, Original)
Rowan Robinson
R577 R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Save R200 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Hemp, Cannabis sativa, has been called the world's most versatile plant. Materials made from hemp fiber have been discovered in tombs dating back to 7000 B.C. During the Middle Ages hemp was used to treat fevers, insomnia, and malaria. Columbus's ships had sails of hemp, and during colonial times it was universally grown because its strong fibers made superior ropes, sails, cloth, and paper. In fact, hemp was used for money in most of the Americas from 1631 until the early 1800s, and the original drafts of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were written on hemp paper.As a food, the oil from hemp seeds has the highest percentage of essential fatty acids and the lowest percentage of saturated fats. Britain and Canada have recently lifted bans on growing industrial hemp and today it is reappearing in the marketplace in an amazing array of products: from lip-salve, jeans, salad oil, and cheese to paper products, composite fiberboard, and biomass fuel.This illustrated, easy-to-read guide covers all aspects of hemp: - The history of its cultivation worldwide - Its role as a source of renewable energy and as an alternative for paper manufacturing and fossil fuels- Its versatility as a fiber- Its many nutritional and medicinal uses- Examines the physiological and psychological effects of marijuana use in recreation and therapy- A comprehensive resource section includes information on organizations involved in legalizing hemp, product suppliers, and an annotated bibliography.

The Buddhist Sects of Japan - Their History, Philosophical Doctrines and Sanctuaries (Paperback): E.Steinilber- Oberlin The Buddhist Sects of Japan - Their History, Philosophical Doctrines and Sanctuaries (Paperback)
E.Steinilber- Oberlin
R1,158 Discovery Miles 11 580 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The philosophy of Buddhism, originating in India, has undergone considerable changes in its adoption in the Far East. It has, in Japan, assumed a more practical aspect, and has come to play an important role in the everyday life of action. But in this process Japanese Buddhism has split itself into many sects with greatly differing doctrines, though all profess a method destined to elevate the soul and a method of action. The understanding of this spiritual movement is an important key to the understanding of the contemporary Japanese state of mind, and The Buddhist Sects of Japan gives the first complete account of it in the English language.

A Handbook of Greek Literature (Paperback, New ed of 1950 ed): Herbert Jennings Rose A Handbook of Greek Literature (Paperback, New ed of 1950 ed)
Herbert Jennings Rose
R686 Discovery Miles 6 860 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A brief yet comprehensive survey of Greek literature from Homer to Lucian.

Rose's stated intention for this companion volume to A Handbook of Latin Literature was that it be a work that "covers the whole field, is of moderate length yet not so short as to include the principle authors only..."

Gulls Simplified - A Comparative Approach to Identification (Paperback): Pete Dunne, Kevin T Karlson Gulls Simplified - A Comparative Approach to Identification (Paperback)
Pete Dunne, Kevin T Karlson
R611 R493 Discovery Miles 4 930 Save R118 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A simpler and more user-friendly visual approach to gull identification This unique photographic field guide to North America's gulls provides a comparative approach to identification that concentrates on the size, structure, and basic plumage features of gulls-gone are the often-confusing array of plumage details found in traditional guides. Featuring hundreds of color photos throughout, Gulls Simplified illustrates the variations of gull plumages for a variety of ages, giving readers strong visual reference points for each species. Extensive captions accompany the photos, which include comparative photo arrays, digitized photo arrays for each age group, and numerous images of each species-a wealth of visual information at your fingertips. This one-of-a-kind guide includes detailed species accounts and a distribution map for each gull. An essential field companion for North American birders, Gulls Simplified reduces the confusion commonly associated with gull identification, offering a more user-friendly way of observing these marvelous birds. Provides a simpler approach to gull identification Features a wealth of color photos for easy comparison among species Includes detailed captions that explain identification criteria and aging, with direct visual reinforcement above the captions Combines plumage details with a focus on size, body shape, and structural features for easy identification in the field Highlights important field marks and physical features for each gull

The Nibelungen Tradition - An Encyclopedia (Hardcover): Winder McConnell, Werner Wunderlich, Frank Gentry, Ulrich Mueller The Nibelungen Tradition - An Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Winder McConnell, Werner Wunderlich, Frank Gentry, Ulrich Mueller
R4,368 Discovery Miles 43 680 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


Contents:
Literary authors and works; Medieval characters and places; Themes, motifs, objects, key words; Sources: history, legend, archaeology, manuscript collections; Scholars and scholarship; Reception of the Nibelungen theme in German-speaking countries: literary authors and works; Reception of the Nibelungen theme outside German-speaking countries (including translations); Music and composers; Art, artists, films, filmmakers, sculpture, sculptors; Miscellaneous (education, historians, politics, psychology, military).

Global Dictionary of Theology - A Resource for the Worldwide Church (Hardcover): William A. Dyrness, Veli-Matti Karkkainen Global Dictionary of Theology - A Resource for the Worldwide Church (Hardcover)
William A. Dyrness, Veli-Matti Karkkainen
R1,107 R834 Discovery Miles 8 340 Save R273 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Ultimate Guide to Hawaiian Reef Fishes, Sea Turtles, Dolphins, Whales, and Seals (Paperback, Revised): John P. Hoover The Ultimate Guide to Hawaiian Reef Fishes, Sea Turtles, Dolphins, Whales, and Seals (Paperback, Revised)
John P. Hoover
R612 R560 Discovery Miles 5 600 Save R52 (8%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Features hundreds of clear underwater photographs and detailed easy-to-read descriptions of 386 fish species, as well as the whales, dolphins, and turtles most often seen in Hawaii. This is the most complete Hawaii field underwater guide.

The Pregnant Woman S Pill Book - A Guide to the Most Frequently Used Over-The-Counter Medications (Paperback): Theodore M Peck The Pregnant Woman S Pill Book - A Guide to the Most Frequently Used Over-The-Counter Medications (Paperback)
Theodore M Peck
R414 R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Save R119 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Every year, more than four million American women become pregnant. All of them, at one time or another, suffer from minor but annoying health problems, which can be relieved partially or completely by taking nonprescription or over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. Pregnant women are appropriately concerned about the potential effect these drugs may have on their developing babies and are usually reluctant to take these OTC medications. This is unfortunate because many of these medications are not only safe in pregnancy, but could relieve a wide variety of annoying symptoms including headaches, backaches, constipation, nausea, and cold symptoms, to name a few. This book provides factual information about the known safety and usefulness of OTC medications in pregnancy.

Knitting Stitches VISUAL Encyclopedia (Hardcover): Sharon Turner Knitting Stitches VISUAL Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Sharon Turner
R618 R445 Discovery Miles 4 450 Save R173 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

350 stitch patterns you'll use again and again

"Knitting Stitches VISUAL Encyclopedia" gives you quick visual access to a comprehensive collection of stitch combinations that enable you to create your own designs or modify existing patterns with ease. Each stitch is accompanied by a full-color photo and diagram to make learning even easier, while sidebars guide you through tricky parts of various stitch patterns.

knit and purl patterns

ribs

bobbles and textured stitches

slipstitch patterns

twist-stitch patterns

cables

drop-stitch, eyelet, and lace patterns

borders and edgings

color knitting patterns

Modern Metals in Cultural Heritage: Understanding  and Characterization (Paperback): Virginia Costa Modern Metals in Cultural Heritage: Understanding and Characterization (Paperback)
Virginia Costa
R1,226 R1,125 Discovery Miles 11 250 Save R101 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The proliferation of new metals-such as stainless steels, aluminium alloys and metallic coatings-in modern and contemporary art and architecture has made the need for professionals who can address their conservation more critical than ever. This volume seeks to bridge the gap between the vast technical literature on metals and the pressing needs of conservators, curators and other heritage professionals without a metallurgy background. It offers practical information in a simple and direct way, enabling curators, conservators and artists alike to understand and evaluate the objects under their care. This invaluable reference reframes information formerly found only in specialised technical and industrial publications for the context of cultural heritage conservation. As the first book to address the properties, testing and maintenance issues of the hundreds of metals and alloys available since the beginning of the twentieth century, it is destined to become an essential resource for conservators, artists, fabricators, curators, collectors and anyone working with modern metals.

Handbook of Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants - Herbal Reference Library (Hardcover, 999 Ed): L.D. Kapoor Handbook of Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants - Herbal Reference Library (Hardcover, 999 Ed)
L.D. Kapoor
R4,869 Discovery Miles 48 690 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This handbook is filled with over 50 illustrations and descriptions of approximately 250 plants which are used for herbal medicine. It includes information on medicinal plants ranging from Abies spectabilis to Zizyphus vulgaris. The purpose of this handbook is to make available a reference for easy, accurate identification of these herbs. Derived from India, "Ayurveda" is the foundation stone of their ancient medical science. Approximately 80 percent of the population of India and other countries in the East continue to utilize this system of medicinal treatment. It is believed that the key to successful medication is the use of the correct herb. This is an indispensable resource for all physicians, pharmacists, drug collectors, and those interested in the healing arts.

Handbook of Nuts - Herbal Reference Library (Hardcover, 999 Ed): James A. Duke Handbook of Nuts - Herbal Reference Library (Hardcover, 999 Ed)
James A. Duke
R4,612 Discovery Miles 46 120 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Over one hundred of the world's most important species of nuts are systematically accounted for in this informative handbook. The text defines nuts and discusses their economic and nutritional value. For easy reference, there is an illustrated account of each nut by species, arranged alphabetically by scientific name. Each account includes the family name, several colloquial names, and paragraphs on uses, folk medicine, chemistry, germplasm, distribution, ecology, cultivation, harvesting, yields, energy, and biotic factors.

Chapters Describe:
Uses
Folk medicine
Chemistry
Germplasm
Distribution
Ecology
Cultivation
Harvesting
Yields and economics
Energy
Biotic factors

European Union Encyclopedia and Directory 2013 (Hardcover, 13th New edition): Europa Publications European Union Encyclopedia and Directory 2013 (Hardcover, 13th New edition)
Europa Publications
R28,975 Discovery Miles 289 750 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Thoroughly updated, this extensive reference source provides in-depth information on all matters relating to the European Union (EU): the financial crisis affecting the euro area is covered in depth, including details of recent developments such as the EU's new emergency funding mechanisms and the negotiation of a new 'fiscal compact'; progress regarding the future expansion of the Union is addressed; and the EU's legal and social frameworks and external relations are discussed. Key Features: an up-to date chronology of the EU from 1947 to present an A-Z section contains definitions and explanations of organizations, acronyms and terms, and articles on each member state. Comprising over 1,000 entries, terms listed include: Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union; General Court; Europol; European Capital of Culture; regional policy; and Single Euro Payments Area introductory articles written by experts on the EU provide an overall view of the policies and activities of the EU. Essay subjects include: the euro crisis; EU defence policy; enlargement; and migration and asylum policy a directory of key names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail and internet addresses of all major European Union institutions and their official bodies. This information is supplemented by summaries of important treaties; details of information sources in the EU; and details of EU-level trade and professional associations. Users will also find details of MEPs and the political groups and national parties contributing to the European Parliament a statistical survey gives tables covering: population, employment, agriculture, energy and mining, industry, finance, trade, transport and communications, tourism, health and welfare, and education across the EU This title will prove valuable to academic and public libraries, politicians and government agencies and the media, as well as to all those in need of accurate and reliable information on the European Union.

Encyclopedia of Food and Health (Hardcover, 3rd edition): Benjamin Caballero, Paul Finglas, Fidel Toldra Encyclopedia of Food and Health (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Benjamin Caballero, Paul Finglas, Fidel Toldra
R52,120 Discovery Miles 521 200 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Encyclopedia of Food and Health provides users with a solid bridge of current and accurate information spanning food production and processing, from distribution and consumption to health effects. The Encyclopedia comprises five volumes, each containing comprehensive, thorough coverage, and a writing style that is succinct and straightforward. Users will find this to be a meticulously organized resource of the best available summary and conclusions on each topic. Written from a truly international perspective, and covering of all areas of food science and health in over 550 articles, with extensive cross-referencing and further reading at the end of each chapter, this updated encyclopedia is an invaluable resource for both research and educational needs.

CHINA AND THE MIDDLE EAST - from Silk Road to Arab Spring (Hardcover, New): Muhamad S. Olimat CHINA AND THE MIDDLE EAST - from Silk Road to Arab Spring (Hardcover, New)
Muhamad S. Olimat
R3,088 Discovery Miles 30 880 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This manuscript examines relations between China and the Middle East in historical context. It highlights some of the most important events that characterize the ties between China and the Middle East, and examines their relationship in key areas that include energy, trade, arms sales, culture and politics.

The centre of China s relations with Israel is arms sales and advanced technology, while the core of Sino-Saudi relations is oil. Iran and China are tied with deep historical, civilizational, cultural and political relations, but China s current interests in Iran centre on oil. Relations between China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) centre on trade. The UAE serve as a primary hub for Chinese business corporations not only in the Gulf or the wider Middle East, but also in Africa and the world. China s relations with Algeria have been based on political co-ordination since the early days of the Algerian War of Independence and the early days of the People s Republic of China. China provided Algeria with political, diplomatic and military support to accomplish its national liberation from France. Since then, their partnership has developed.

Finally, the book develops a tridimensional approach in which China s ties with Middle Eastern countries are viewed as an outcome of interaction between three actors in each situation. The book reaches the conclusion that China s national interests in the Middle East are only increasing, and it is anticipated that Sino-Middle Eastern relations and strategic partnerships will be enhanced in the near future, provided that China is not perceived as undermining the Arab Spring.

Key Features

  • Offers an in-depth analysis of Chinese-Middle Eastern relations
  • Assists students and scholars in understanding the uniqueness of the Chinese model of engagement in the Middle East
  • Explains why most Middle Easterners prefer China s engagement to Western engagement
  • Explores the future of Sino-Middle Eastern relations
Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Steve Lerman Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Steve Lerman
R9,437 Discovery Miles 94 370 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education is a comprehensive reference text, covering every topic in the field with entries ranging from short descriptions to much longer pieces where the topic warrants more elaboration. The entries provide access to theories and to research in the area and refer to the leading publications for further reading. Links will also be made to particular texts in Springer journals and e-books through SpringerReference.com. The Encyclopedia is aimed at graduate students, researchers, curriculum developers, policy makers, and others with interests in the field of mathematics education. It is planned to be 700 pages in length in its hard copy form but the text will subsequently be up-dated and developed on-line in a way that retains the integrity of the ideas, the responsibility for which will be in the hands of the Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board. Wish to become an author? Springer's Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education's first edition was published in 2014. The Encyclopedia is a "living" project and will continue to accept articles online as part of an eventual second edition. Articles will be peer-reviewed in a timely manner and, if found acceptable, will be immediately published online. Suggested articles are, of course, welcome. Feel encouraged to think about additional topics that we overlooked the first time around, and to suggest colleagues (including yourself!) who will want to write them. Interested new authors should contact the editor in chief, Stephen Lerman, at [email protected], for more specific instructions and/or visit https://meteor.springer.com/mathed. Editorial Board: Michele Artigue Ruhama Even Melony Graven Eva Jablonka Robyn Jorgensen Yoshinori Shimizu Bharath Sriraman

South America, Central America and the Caribbean 2013 (Hardcover, 21st New edition): Europa Publications South America, Central America and the Caribbean 2013 (Hardcover, 21st New edition)
Europa Publications
R17,685 Discovery Miles 176 850 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Published annually, this 21st edition brings together a unique combination of the latest data on, and detailed analysis of, a vast region. Scrupulously updated by Europa's experienced editors, the volume also includes contributions from regional specialists. New for 2013: new essays on natural hazards in the Caribbean and on climate change in Latin America completely revised articles on gangs of Central America, autonomy in the Caribbean, the drugs war in Mexico and political change in Latin America analysis of recent elections in the region. General Survey Essays written by acknowledged experts on the area include: Autonomy in the Caribbean Overseas Territories; Continuity and Change in Latin America; Drugs, Violence and Insecurity in Mexico; Food Security in Latin America; Natural Hazards in the Caribbean; Climate Change in Latin America; Gangs of Central America. Country Surveys Individual chapters on each country, comprising: essays on the geography, recent history and economy of each country a statistical survey a full directory section a select bibliography. Regional Information A directory of research institutes and bibliographies of books and journals covering Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Columbia Guide to Modern Chinese History (Hardcover, New): R. Keith Schoppa The Columbia Guide to Modern Chinese History (Hardcover, New)
R. Keith Schoppa
R1,793 R1,570 Discovery Miles 15 700 Save R223 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

China, the world's oldest and most populous state, remains an enigma to most people in the West, even at a time when that country is playing an increasingly prominent role on the international stage. At the heart of modern Chinese history have been the efforts of the Chinese people to transform their polity into a modern nation state, the Confucian orthodoxy into an ideology that can help direct that process, and an agrarian economy into an industrial one. These efforts are ongoing and of great importance.

This book is both an introduction to the major features of modern Chinese history and a resource for researchers interested in virtually any topic relating to the Chinese experience of the last 220 years. This valuable reference contains:

- a historical narrative providing a comprehensive overview of five core aspects of Chinese history: domestic politics, society, the economy, the world of culture and thought, and relations with the outside world;

- a compendium of 250 short, descriptive articles on key figures, events, and terms;

- a resource guide containing approximately 500 annotated entries for the most authoritative sources for further research in English, as well as descriptions of important films depicting modern China and a guide to electronic resources; and

- appendices, including a chronology, excerpts from key primary source documents, and a wealth of tables and graphs on demographic, social, and economic trends.

Encyclopedia of Schizophrenia - Focus on Management Options (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2011): W. Wolfgang Fleischhacker, Ian P.... Encyclopedia of Schizophrenia - Focus on Management Options (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2011)
W. Wolfgang Fleischhacker, Ian P. Stolerman
R1,893 R1,480 Discovery Miles 14 800 Save R413 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This mini-encyclopedia aims to provide a survey of the wide range of interventions available for treating schizophrenia at a level appropriate for non-specialists who are beginning their engagement in the area and for others as a source of reference for the specialist. The pharmacological options are considered alongside psychosocial management approaches and the advantages and disadvantages of each treatment modality are outlined. The entries are written by leading experts, including basic and clinical scientists in academia and industry, and include descriptions of many relevant fundamental psychological and biological processes of the disorder. The volume owes much to the Encyclopedia of Psychopharmacology edited by Ian Stolerman IP (published by Springer-Verlag in 2010), from which some entries are reproduced. Where entries deal with pharmacological interventions, the aim is to provide detailed information on the neuropsychopharmacology of the substances from domains such as clinical, experimental, and molecular pharmacology, insofar as they impact upon understanding of schizophrenia. Articles on non-drug interventions review the most recent evidence base related to commonly applied psychotherapeutic and rehabilitative measures. Other essays focus upon the key concepts and research methods used in the field, describing the main features of investigative techniques and outlining their roles, the types of information obtained and why they are needed; the advantages and limitations of a technique may also be summarized. The essays are complemented by many short definitions of important terms; in the interest of ease of reading, these definitions are not assigned to named authors; they are typically related to specific essays that they cross-reference and relevant authorship details can be found in the latter.

Encyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory - Second Edition (Hardcover, 2 Revised Edition): Eric Delson, Ian Tattersall,... Encyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory - Second Edition (Hardcover, 2 Revised Edition)
Eric Delson, Ian Tattersall, John Van Couvering, Alison S. Brooks
R7,456 Discovery Miles 74 560 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


Now widely recognised as a standard in the field, the Encyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory provides the most complete context possible for understanding the 65-million-year story of humankind's origins.
The Encyclopedia gathers the work of 49 internationally recognised scholars, each a leading authority writing under the guidance of a distinguished team of editors from the American Museum of Natural History. They have prepared over 800 entries, ranging from brief definitions of technical terms to in depth, lengthy essays on broad topics such as evolutionary theory, genetics and Palaeolithic archaeology. This range makes the Encyclopedia a suitable tool for scholars and readers in a variety of fields, including archaeology, palaeontology, primateology, and genetics.
Each entry offers an authoritative and objective explanation of its topic, written in clear, concise language. In discussions of contested and controversial topics, the contributors present a full range of opinion, with extensive cross-references.

Cryptozoology A to Z: The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters Sasquatch Chupacabras (Paperback, Original): Loren Coleman Cryptozoology A to Z: The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters Sasquatch Chupacabras (Paperback, Original)
Loren Coleman
R437 R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Save R78 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The ultimate quest for the world's most mysterious creatures

The Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman -- these are the names of the elusive beasts that have caught the eye and captured the imaginations of people around the world for centuries. Recently, tales of these "monsters" have been corroborated by an increase in sightings, and out of these legends a new science has been born: cryptozoology -- the study of hidden animals.

Cryptozoology A to Z, the first encyclopedia of its kind, contains nearly two hundred entries, including cryptids (the name given to these unusual beasts), new animal finds, and the explorers and scientists who search for them. Loren Coleman, one of the world's leading cryptozoologists, teams up with Jerome Clark, editor and author of several encyclopedias, to provide these definitive descriptions and many never-before-published drawings and photographs from eyewitnesses' detailed accounts. Full of insights into the methods of these scientists, exciting tales of discovery, and the history and evolution of this field, Cryptozoology A to Z is the most complete reference ever of the newest zoological science.

Looking at Jewelry: A Guide to Terms, Styles, and Techniques (Paperback): Susanne Gansicke, Yvonne J. Markowitz Looking at Jewelry: A Guide to Terms, Styles, and Techniques (Paperback)
Susanne Gansicke, Yvonne J. Markowitz
R420 R336 Discovery Miles 3 360 Save R84 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

What is a cabochon? What are the various types of gilding? What is vermeil? This accessible book—the first of its kind—offers concise explanations of key jewelry terms. The fascination with personal adornment is universal. It is a preoccupation that is primal, instinctive, and uniquely human. Jewelry encompasses a seemingly endless number of ornaments produced across time and in all cultures. The range of materials and techniques used in its construction is extraordinary, even revolutionary, with new substances and methods of fabrication added with every generation. In any given society, master artisans have devoted their time, energy, and talent to the fine art of jewelry making, creating some of the most spectacular objects known to humankind.

This volume, geared toward jewelry makers, scholars, scientists, students, and fashionistas alike, begins with a lively introduction that offers a cultural history of jewelry and its production. The main text provides information on the most common, iconic, and culturally significant forms of jewelry and also covers materials, techniques, and manufacturing processes. Containing more than eighty color illustrations, this guide will be invaluable to all those wishing to increase their understanding and enjoyment of the art of jewelry.

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